Chinua Achebe

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Birthday
16, 1930
Birthplace
Ogidi, Nigeria
Death Date
Mar 21, 2013 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1930
Birthplace
Ogidi, Nigeria
Death Date
Mar 21, 2013 (82)

About

Nigerian novelist, poet, and professor best known for his iconic novel Things Fall Apart, which became one of the most widely read novels in all of African literature.

Before Fame

He began reading at a young age and his intelligence was noticed in school. He attended the University College, Nigeria's first university.

Trivia

He accepted a position as a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1972.

Family Life

He married Christie Okoli in 1961, and they had four children together.

Associated With

He was notoriously critical of the racial views of Heart of Darkness author Joseph Conrad.

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